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Volunteer Centre Sutton - Finding you the right role

Volunteering: Getting Started

Volunteer Centre logo If you're not sure how to get involved, the Volunteer Centre Sutton (VCS) can help. Pop in and talk to them about what you enjoy, when you're available, what skills you have and areas you're interested in, and they can help find you the right volunteering opportunity where your talents will be wholly appreciated.

If you're interested in volunteering, you can get in contact with VCS using the details below. You might also want to look at our page on 'How can I get more involved in local life?' for other ideas on where to volunteer.

Mentoring

As well as volunteering opportunities, the VCS also provides residents the chance to get involved in a local mentoring scheme.

MAPS (Mentoring And Peer Support) which has been running for over 12 years and currently supports over 300 young people across the borough is the mentoring arm of the VCS. The mentors who take part in MAPS make an enormous difference to the lives of the young people they work with, and often find they get a lot out of the experience of mentoring.

One mentor, Phillipa, says:

"I've been mentoring now for just under one year, working with a great lad, who I meet every week. We've done things like rock climbing, visited college open days, met careers advisers, grabbed a hot chocolate and basically just hung out. I get a real buzz out of mentoring; it's had a massive impact on me personally. It's been a privilege to have a young person confide in me and be able to support him, and see his confidence grow."

Getting in contact

If you're interested in either volunteering or mentoring call the VCS on 020 8661 5900 or email vcsutton@vcsutton.org.uk to talk to an advisor.

You can also pop into the centre (address below) for a chat with a Volunteer Interviewer. Appointments are offered Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm, and last around 45 minutes. The Volunteer Interviewer will talk to you about your interests and requirements and help you make contact with the right organisation.

Volunteer Centre Sutton
31 West Street
Sutton
SM1 1SJ